COMING SOON | Rosemont Park
Upon learning of the community’s interest in an artwork that is engaging to a multigenerational, multicultural audience, artist Virginia Fleck designed a sensory maze for Rosemont Park which focuses on connectedness through various forms of weaving. The ninety-eight (98) brightly colored vertical steel beams that create this experiential sculpture intentionally form a three-dimensional mandala, a geometric figure associated with wholeness and healing.
Made of three (3) concentric circles, visitors are invited to explore the maze through sight, touch, and sound. The overall design creates a moiré pattern visual effect as viewers move around and weave through the sculpture. It also yields sound effects as their fingers are run along these beams, which are carefully placed as musical notes. Making their way to the center, viewers will find themselves reflected in the interior beam’s mirrored surface. Each flicker, shimmer, and sound create a rhythmic effect that altogether activate sensory experiences which are designed to bring individuals back to their own center.